Monday, November 17

Rainy Day In The City

It was going to be a long day.  Jackie had another test and doctor visit to attend today.  The test was in the morning and the doc appt early in the afternoon.  It was one of those days that you just want to stay in bed.  It was cold, windy and rainy.  Not the best day to be transported in a wheelchair.  We shouldn’t complain, we have had many transports and this was the first one with bad weather.

Jackie had just enough time to get ready and eat breakfast before we were picked up. He had the test done first and then Jim pushed the wheelchair across the street while I held an umbrella over Jackie’s head.  It made no sense to be transported in a van for an appointment that was literally right across the street.  We received good news from the doc. Based on the test results, we can start weaning Jackie off one of his meds.  PTL

We didn’t get back to Magee until about 3pm.  Jackie got caught up on his meds and then had a magnum bar and some fruit as a snack because we had missed lunch.  Magee had packed a box lunch for Jackie, there was just no time for him to eat it. After his snack he rested in bed.

Once out of bed he ate dinner, took a shower and then got back  in bed early.  It was a long day and the regular therapy schedule would start up once again tomorrow morning.

Slowly but surely Jackie’s body is healing.  PTL There are many more miles to go, but hopefully the next part of the course will include less medications and more physical strength.  Prayers, positive thoughts and patience, as always, will be our GPS.

“As long as you as an individual… can convince yourself that in order to move forward as best you can you have to be optimistic, you can be described as ‘one of the faithful,’ one of those people who can say, ‘Well, look, something’s going to happen! Let’s just keep trying. Let’s not give up.”
~Tom Hanks